Anaku (Ayamelum LGA)-The remains of Mr Joseph Madubuko, Chairman, All Farmers Association of Nigeria (AFAN) has been buried at his hometown, Anaku, Ayamelum Local Government Area (LGA), Anambra State.
He was interred amid tears by family and friends of the deceased.
Late Madubuko, who during illness at the age of 60, was elder brother of Dr Christian Madubuko, Anambra Commissioner for Diaspora Affairs, Indigenous Arts and Tourism.
Sympathizers confirmed that late Madubuko was a humanitarian, honest and pragmatic leader.
Commissioner for Trade and Commerce, Mr Uchenna Okafor described the deceased as a hardworking and transparent leader.
Commissioner for Lands, Mr Bonaventure Enemali said that late Joseph Madubuko contributed immensely toward the development of agriculture in the state.
National Vice Chairman ‘Efi Igbo’ Breeders Association and Chairman South East Butchers Association, Mr Felix Ikenga (Ide Ononenyi Abatete) confirmed that the deceased was honest.
Mr Sunday Okolo, an Enugu-based legal practitioner, described the deceased as a decent, peace-loving and caring man, who influenced lives of many persons across the country.
Ogilisi Igbo, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka went poetic in his description as he said, “the dead who were birthed into eternity are better because they do not experience many limitations as the living’’.
Anambra State Market and Traders Association (ASMATA) Chairman Onitsha Zone, Mr Uche Emeka described late Madubuko as a peacemaker, a man of his words and highly respected by people of Anaku.
Rev. Emeka Nwabia, a priest in the Anglican Communion, condoled with the family of the bereaved, praying God to grant them fortitude to bear the loss.
Dr Christian Madubuko expressed sadness over the untimely death of his elder brother. “Late Uncle Joe was irreplaceable and a uniting factor in the entire extended family.
“We did our best to save him but God knows why he took him suddenly. We shall continue from where he stopped.
“By God’s grace the children will not feel the absence of their biological father.’’
Son of the deceased, Joseph Madubuko (Junior) described his father as a man with a good heart.
“My siblings and I learnt a lot of virtues from our father and will uphold his legacies,’’ he stressed.
Source: Anambra State Government